Google Fuchsia is a real-time operating system (RTOS) which is currently in the development phase. It was first found as a mysterious piece of code posted on GitHub in August 2016. At that time there wasn’t any announcement. Unlike previous Google operating systems like Android and Chrome OS, that are based on Linux kernels, Google Fuchsia is based on a new microkernel called “Magenta”, that has been derived from Little Kernel, which is a small OS developed for embedded systems. Fuchsia has the capability to run on universal devices, ranging from embedded systems to tablets, smartphones and personal computers.  Fuchsia was updated with a user interface in 2017.

Some Facts About Google Fuchsia

  • Google Fuchsia is distributed as a free and open-source software.
  • Fuchsia’s user interface and applications are written with “Flutter”, which is a software development kit that allows cross-platform development capabilities for Android, iOS, and Fuchsia. Flutter makes applications based on Dart, which gives app high performance to run at 120 frames per second.
  • As the Flutter software development kit has cross-platform opportunities, users can install parts of Fuchsia on Android devices.
  • It is expected that Fuchsia will be compatible with IoT devices and embedded hardware.

Since Fuchsia is still in the early development stages, there are still a lot of uncertainties about it. There is a chance that Google might not even go ahead with it if it doesn’t work out. Knowing Google, things usually work out.

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